Rodriguez And Alexie Analysis

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Rodriguez and Alexie have quite some similarities and differences in both of their passages they 've written. Rodriguez comes from a Spanish family that he wasn 't really close, and he obtained degrees from both Stanford and Columbia University. He learned to read from a nun at his school when he was a child. Alexie comes from an Indian family that lived and still lives on an Indian Reservation in Washington. He learned to read from a Superman comic book. While both Rodriguez and Alexie come from indigent backgrounds and share the same parental guidance, they too are both incompatible with how they are taught in life and how they socialize. Rodriguez and Alexie both came from impecunious families. While one wasn 't so close to their family, the other lived tight and didn 't have much "We were poor by most standards, but one of my parents usually managed to find some minimum-wage job or another, which made us middle-class by reservation…show more content…
"In spite of my earnestness, I found reading a pleasurable activity. I came to enjoy the lonely, good company of books." (Rodriguez 192) People were inspired by Alexie. "Many are writing their own poems, short stories, and novels. They have read my books. They have read many other books. They look at me with bright eyes and arrogant wonder." (Alexie 498) These two authors differ in this category because Alexie wants to change the lives of his culture, he wants to make a difference. "I throw my weight against their locked doors. The door holds. I am smart. I am arrogant. I am lucky. I am trying to save our lives." (Alexie 498) Rodriguez reads for his own pleasure; he enjoys reading on the weekends, and reading in bed, it is well stated he doesn 't read for other peoples company. "Early on weekday mornings, I 'd read in my bed. I 'd feel a mysterious comfort then, reading in the dawn quiet—the blue gray

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